Most Fridays the Practicing Writing blog shares writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. But it’s been an excruciating week for so many of us. And frankly, I’ve paid next-to-no attention to garden-variety news from the writing and publishing spheres.
On Wednesday, however, I received an email from Facing History and Ourselves, a Boston-based global nonprofit organization that I’ve admired for many years. The email introduced a “mini-lesson” titled “Processing Attacks in Israel and the Outbreak of War in the Region.”
The resource isn’t perfect. (What resource is?) But one of its segments impressed me as something that, though intended for educators and students, could be clarifying for writers as well, in our work and in the rest of our lives. It’s a section titled “Avoiding Antisemitic and Islamophobic Tropes in Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.”
- I was unable to watch last night’s YouTube premiere of this Virtual AWP Pedagogy conversation “On Workshop Culture and Inflammatory Pieces.” Did any of you happen to catch it?
- Via The Cincinnati Review: a nifty piece from Connor Yeck on crafting poem endings.
- In which the Authors Guild “celebrates the D.C. District Court’s decision to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster in an antitrust action initiated by the Department of Justice last November.”
- Check out the latest Jewish Lit Links on the My Machberet blog.
- And icymi: The November newsletter went out to subscribers this week. As per usual, it’s packed with fee-free opportunities (that are also paying opportunities!) for writers.
Have a good, safe weekend, everyone.